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ASU Looks to Stay Hot Against Mocs

A week after putting together its finest performance of the year in a 38-14 rout over No. 24 Georgia Southern, Appalachian State faces another stern test when Chattanooga visits Kidd Brewer Stadium on

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Suspect Charged in Shooting Incident

One arrest was made, another man reportedly sought after shots were fired at three people—a man and two women—outside a Wilkesboro residence late Wednesday night.  No one was struck by the shots, but the three reported that they were involved in a dispute over a roommate kicked out Full Story

 
LETTER: Tommy Klutz, Candidate for Blowing Rock Town Council

On October 31, GoBlueRidge.net received the following editorial from Tommy Klutz, a candidate for the Blowing Rock Town Council. The letter concerns why Klutz is running for re-election. Full Story

 
ASU Has Three on Rice Watch List

The Sports Network added Appalachian State University punter Bentlee Critcher (South Daytona, Fla./Warner Christian Academy) to its official watch list for the 2013 Jerry Rice Award on Thursday. The

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Man Killed in Burke Fire Identified

The man found killed in a fire yesterday morning has been identified by Burke County authorities. 57-year old Gary Kirksey died in the midnight Wednesday night fire, Burke Emergency Operations Center received the fire call at about midnight, the call at a residence on Clark Loop Road Full Story

 
Last Tax Free Weekend Underway

It may be the last tax free event in the state for some time—but it is underway through the weekend.  North Carolina customers can save on the purchase of select Energy Star-rated appliances by not paying sales tax, the tax holiday on now through Sunday. The tax-free weekends were eliminated Full Story

 
Washington Named NFF National Scholar-Athlete

Appalachian State University senior wide receiver Tony Washington (High Point, N.C./T.W. Andrews) received one of college football’s most prestigious honors on Thursday when he named one of 16

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Crimestoppers Seek Stolen Trailer

High Country Crime Stoppers and the Watauga County Sheriff's Office seek the public’s assistance in solving the following crime: Sometime between 10:00 PM, October 28, 2013 and 9:00 AM October 29, 2013, a trailer was taken from Blue Ridge Auto Sales at 1958 Old US Hwy 421 South, Boone, NC 28607. Full Story

 
Fatality Reported in Overnight Fire

There’s been a fatal fire this morning in Burke County, with crews searching through the rubble in their investigation. Burke Emergency Operations Center received the fire call at about midnight, the call at a residence on Clark Loop Road in the Brendletown Community. The blaze was battled by Brendletown, Full Story

 
Two Life Terms in 'Facebook' Murders

Two consecutive life sentences were handed down in a Mountain City court Tuesday in the case of Marvin Potter Jr., charged in the shooting deaths of two people, a double murder spurred by an Internet snub. Billy Payne Jr. 36, and Billie Jean Hayworth, 23, were killed in their home on Jan. 31, 2012, Full Story

 
Boo-tiful Festivities for All Hallow's Eve

We’re watching wetness heading our way, possibly to arrive for Halloween night, but there are plenty of both outdoor and indoor festivities available.

-- Boone Boo is downtown in Boone from 4-6 p.m. The event will begin withcrafts and activities at the Watauga County Library, followed by a parade Full Story

 
Tornado Warning....

And it has Watauga High football coach Ryan Habich quite concerned. But Habich, who has the Pioneers in the middle of a conference championship race in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference, isn't worried about the weather forecast for Friday night's game at Jack Groce Stadium.

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Browns Sign Edwards

The Cleveland Browns signed former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Armanti Edwards. Edwards is a former third-round draft pick from Appalachian State who has five receptions for 121 yards and a seven-yard punt return average and a 19.7 kickoff return average. Edwards was the star Full Story

 
FEMA Flood Assistance to High Country

Six High Country and Foothills counties have been declared eligible for disaster aid after last summer’s heavy rains and flooding. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State Full Story

 
Washington Named Student-Athlete of Week

Tony Washington, a wide receiver on the Appalachian State football team, has been named the Southern Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for Oct. 30, the league office announced

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Feds Nab 19 In Drug, Firearm Counts

Federal and local law enforcement agencies arrested 19 suspects today in Hickory, N.C. and  the  surrounding area  charged with drug trafficking,  illegal firearm possession  and  other  federal  offenses,  announced  Anne  M.  Tompkins,  U.S.  Attorney  for  the Western District of North Carolina. Full Story

 
Wood Named NW3A/4A Player Of Year

The accolades just keep pouring in for Watauga High senior Savanna Wood. Wood has been named the Player of the Year in the Northwestern 3A/4A Conference. Wood won the individual championship in the NW3A/4 for the second time in three years. She nosed out Patricia Thompson of South Caldwell for the championship by 11 shots.

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Worker Hurt in Fall at Chetola

A man suffered a serious head injury working on a building at Chetola Resort this morning.  The call came in just after 10am, that the man had fallen outside, first report saying he fell 20 feet, secondary reports putting the fall at a greater distance.  Blowing Rock Fire rushed to the scene Full Story

 
$30,000 Damage as Man Crashes Own House

A Wilkesboro man managed to do some $20,000 damage to his home, some $8000 damage to his car and another $1000 to another car after a crash sequence in the early morning hours Sunday. Wilkesboro Police report that Talon Jerome Brown was backing out of his drive, and apparently Full Story

 
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